EU MDR and IVDR implementation and deadlines – Proposal for EU MDR application delay

The European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and In-Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR) entered into force on 25 May 2017 replacing the Medical Device Directive (MDD), the Active Implantable Medical Device Directive (AIMD) and the In-Vitro Diagnostics Directive (IVDD). As indicated in the regulations, from the date the regulations entered into force, …

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GDPR: What is it and what does it mean for your clinical studies: Part II

This two-part blog serves to summarize Covance Medical Device and Diagnostic Solution’s research on General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) compliance for medical device sponsors.  It does not serve as legal advice; it is a summary of information gleaned by Covance Medical Device and Diagnostic Solutions through a review of the …

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GDPR: What is it and what does it mean for your clinical studies: Part I

This two-part blog serves to summarize Covance Medical Device and Diagnostic Solution’s research on General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) compliance for medical device sponsors. It does not serve as legal advice; it is a summary of information gleaned by Covance Medical Device and Diagnostic Solutions through a review of the …

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How a No-Deal Brexit Might Affect Medical Device Development: Legal Consequences and Risk Mitigation Strategies

How could a no-deal Brexit affect my medical device lifecycle? Considerable uncertainty surrounds Britain’s imminent exit from the EU, and it is possible that there could be a “no-deal Brexit” scenario. The full implications are still unclear, however it is a stressful time for UK manufacturers and sponsors of medical …